As a leader, you are evaluated and remembered by your ability to communicate your ideas clearly and with confidence-upward, downward and across your organization. The fact is, you are always communicating, even in silence. Your body language, attitude, energy and level of attention send a stronger message than your words.
Ideally, you have a vision of the qualities you want to possess and how you want to be perceived as a leader. Developing leadership presence requires embodying that vision consistently and appropriately in your day-to-day communications.
Whether it's a casual interaction, a strategy meeting, a potentially difficult discussion, or you're coaching your team, it's essential to calibrate your message to your audience. Anticipate how they may receive it, and show them respect regardless of their role or your relationship.